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Senate Bill: Can it possibly be true that the mandate kicks in before the exclusion of pre-existing conditions?

Ellen of the Tenth:

The mandate can be found in Section 5000A. It kicks in a year before the pre-existing exclusion exclusion does. Each month an individual goes without insurance, he or she is taxed, to be reported on his or her tax return, 1/12 of something that will be called the Applicable Dollar amount which has been set at $750 with some restrictions and limitations, a phase-in provision and a cost of living adjustment. It's pretty convoluted, so if you do your own taxes because you cannot afford either an accountant or insurance, you'll really have a problem.

Can that be true?

Wouldn't it make sense to fix the pre-existing condition policy first, and only then mandate coverage?

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Fredster's picture
Submitted by Fredster on

For the folks who have been turned down for insurance due to pre-existing conditions, the Senate could just give everyone access to FEHBP for that year. That would fix it!

Fredster's picture
Submitted by Fredster on

For the folks who have been turned down for insurance due to pre-existing conditions, the Senate could just give everyone access to FEHBP for that year. That would fix it!